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Dec 7, 2012 11:30pm PST
over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
KICU
Dec 3, 2012 11:30pm PST
as another indication of an improving economy. some bay area dealerships may be out ahead of the trend. >>> u.s. car sales were up in november. >> confident. >> reporter: he says it's one of several indicaters the economy is recovering. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. gdp continues to grow. it looks like the housing market nationally may have bottomed out. it's a recovery, albeit perhaps a fractioned recovery. >> reporter: chrysler led detroit based automakers, up 14%. >>> the silicon valley auto dealers association represents about 60 santa clara county dealerships. the group won't have november numbers for another couple of weeks, but says so far this year, it's beating the national trend. >> certainly, we're seeing increased sales. again, some 25% year to date this year. >> reporter: this family owned buick dealership sold six cars over the weekend, including an acadia suv. they call that a good weekend, especially considering the rain. >> the whole question of what's going to happen in washington with these negotiations about taxes and entitlements is a big question mark. if s
KICU
Dec 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
therapy for minors. >>> a block buster deal tonight involving netflix. they have landed the u.s. right to show disney movies. however that won't start until 2016 because right now stars holds the right to disney moves under a deal that expires in 2013. >>> federal investigators have given the right to buy bay area based lucas film. george lucas is to receive about half of that in cash and the other half in newly issued disney shares. he has said he plans to tea -- plans to donate much of the money to charity. >>> and yahoo has announced a plan to buy on the air. it's not clear if yahoo will continue to use on the air's product or if the company is just scooping up mobile computing specialists. >>> one month after bay area voters went to the polls, more than half a million votes were cast and the measure lost by fewer than 200 votes. the measure would raise the sales tax by a half cent. the money would pay for improvements to roads, freeways and public safety. >>> now to san jose where police are looking for a people who converted a rented home into a marijuana grow operation. officers
KICU
Dec 18, 2012 11:30pm PST
robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter:
KICU
Dec 19, 2012 11:30pm PST
americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the report didn't call for any disciplinary action, but it did highlight many problems. >> our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. senior state department officials showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify next month. >> army officials announced they seek the death penalty in the case of a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians. sergeant robert bales. he slipped out of his remote southern afghanistan base after a night of drinking and steroid use. of the 16 people killed, 9 were children. no date has been set for his arraignment. >> homeless shelters fill up fast on cold nights like tonight. unfortunately that's what happens. however, some families do get lucky and tonight jana introduces us to one of them. >> reporter: they are grateful this holiday for their healthy 1-month-old baby. all bundled up for his first christmas and thankful to have shell fresh the cold. they lost their apartment in september.
KICU
Dec 25, 2012 11:30pm PST
has faded. >>> u.s. troops shared a christmas meal thousands of miles from their family. while many troops said they would like to be home they say the bonds they have made with other troops both american and afghan are truly remarkable. >> christmas in afghanistan is amazing. the countries have come together and we have joined to celebrate this christmas day and this season as you can see all the people here in afghanistan are enjoying the meal at a family. >> reporter: the u.s. has 66,000 troops in afghanistan out of an international force totalling 102,000. >>> in his christmas address, pope benedict xvi called for peace in the middle east. >> i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >>> the pope delivered his speech to tens of thousands of people from the central balcony of st. peters basilica. he spoke about the violence in syria. he also urged the new leadership in china to give people there more religious freedom. >>> families in the south bay enjoying
KICU
Dec 13, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >>> the minneapolis star tribune reports schultz ended at 3:19. >>> earlier this month u.s. interior secretary ken salazar refused to renew the lease for the company and gave it 90 days to move out. drake's has already filed a lawsuit challenging that decision and has filed for a temporary order. >>> the fresh dungenous will be back in the market in time for christmas dinner. >> reporter: live dungenous crab, most of these twoepb two to three pounds a piece. >> we want them two pounds that's what we're looking for. >> reporter: pillar point harbor is buzzing again. >> these first months are very important. so it was really good to get back out and run some gear. >> reporter: cameron pie kwror says everyone is frying to make more lost time and can deliver fresh crab as can believe quakily as possible. >>@been 24 hours. >> to wring this catch in. >>> a lot of this crash is staying right here in the bay area and will turn in the the raáus reason. >> i like seeing my product go locally >> reporter: over at a smaller operation. >> it's family run, we've been here 50 years. >> reporter: jim was sellin
KICU
Dec 17, 2012 11:30pm PST
with them. >> reporter: 6-year-old nick pinto with a giants uniform. on capitol hill, the u.s. senate and the house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts, signaling their grief. >> let each of us affirm we will keep in our hearts and honor those who fell. >> reporter: there is so much mourn in this town. local flower shops say they're running out of flowers, and there are so many more funerals in the coming days, including one tomorrow for a 6-year-old girl named jessica. jennifer davis, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the california teacher's pension fund is reviewing an investment a gun maker linked to the school shootings. they pledged money to a private equity firm. connecticut police where identified a bushmaster rifle as one of those used in the newtown massacre. they're discussing the investment with the private firm. >>> the massacre may be the reason why gun buy backs this weekend in oakland, and san francisco were the most successful they've ever had. who donated the money to buy back all of those guns, and how many they took off the streets. oakland,
KICU
Dec 20, 2012 11:30pm PST
was a sergeant and had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. now the u.s. marine corp. says poosely never charged overseas and was discharged as a private. >>> the grant was announced today by congresswoman lee and is making way for hires and retires. although the fire department is still trying to figure out how many. the pinol department is also looking to get the same money from the department. >>> a woman who was killed as she was walking home from a store is being remembered tonight. paul chambers talked to the store clerk who called 911 after she heard gunshots and then pleas for help. >> reporter: a few candles and flowers lay year the area where ramona rochelle was killed. someone shot several shots along the 700 block of the boulevard. she said she heard gunshots and several people ran into the store for coverage. >> as i saw the man, i thought they were trying to kill him. >> reporter: foreman was later pronounced dead on the scene. she was caught in the middle of a gunfight as she was walking home from a store. >> i wish they could do away with guns all together. you know. >>
KICU
Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
. agreeing to pay $1.2 million in what one attorney says involves the largest settlement in u.s. history over auto defects. >> the unintended acceleration, and they had several other recalls. it's definitely tarnished their reputation. >> reporter: those led the automaker to recall more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. the plaintiffs said it hurt the resale value of all toyotas. >> because of the publicity, a lot of the values dropped significantly, like 10, 20% what they would normally have been. >> reporter: $250 million from the settlement will pay toyota owners who sold their cars, or turned in leased vehicles from december of 2009, through december 31, 2010. warranty certain parts, and fund education grants to study auto safety. the owners i spoke with tonight are loyal to the brand. >> when i heard about the problems of the vehicle, it didn't bother me any, because i didn't have any issues with my car. >> it didn't bother me. i love the car. >> reporter: current and former toyota owners are expected to receive information about the settlement in the coming months. >>> more details no
KICU
Dec 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
higher taxes and that could lead to an over all u.s. economic downturn. that in term could derail in of the benefits prop 30 may have meant for the state. >> i don't know there's a word to describe how the public is going to be. nobody is going to be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up on everybody, it's not going to be a happy time. but i think that's what's inevitably going to happen. >> reporter: average earnings will see 4%, top earners about 6%. that says nothing of lost deductions or other unknowns such as deduction driven pay cuts, lay offs and over all decreased economic development. >> we're going to be very angry. if you're on top, you're on top. but if you're in the middle of the bottom you're really going to be affected by this. >> reporter: now add unemployment benefits that are going to be cut off. >> i make that american politics tend to hurt the american people. >> reporter: fact is no one will be exempt. tom vacar. ktvu news. >>> americans are buying new homes at the fastest pace in more than 2-1/2 years. that's according to a report by the commerce depart
KICU
Nov 30, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >>> there was no decision today from the u.s. supreme court on the question of same-sex marriage. ktvu's rob roth reports from san francisco on the action being taken by san francisco officials in anticipation of a ruling. >> here in san francisco's city hall this couple got married. tom watson and jeff tabaca also want to get married and were hoping this woulbe the day they learned whether same-sex marriage becomes legal in california. but after conferring behind closed doors, the supreme court justices took no action. >> we're kind of in that same waiting pattern that we've been in for several years now. >> reporter: the couple could learn more monday. that's when the high court is set to release a number of cases. if it took the case the decision would come next june. but supporters of same-sex marriage are hoping the supreme court will not decide to review proposition eight. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california. >> we're going to get a marriage license as soon as we can. >> reporter: city officials say they've already began wrapping up, and
KICU
Dec 5, 2012 11:30pm PST
of which happen to be here in the bay area. the ceo of the parent company says u.s. operations are losing money and all options are under consideration, including sales, closure, or partnership. >>> today starbucks announced plans for a major expansion. the company says it intends to add at least 1500 cafes in the united states over the next five years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-time. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his l
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to
KICU
Dec 12, 2012 11:30pm PST
launch of a long ranged rocket yesterday. the rocket carried a satellite into orbit, but the u.s. is questioning whether it has total control over that satellite. the obama administration also called the launch, a highly provocative act, but hasn't threatened any action in response. >>> in syria, three bombers hit the ministry headquarters. the u.s. says they have fired scud missiles over the north. this would be a significant escalation in the fighting in the regime. >>> in venezuela hugo chavez may not be well enough to remain president. he is facing a difficult recovery. but they said nothing of the cancer itself. >>> the waves are high, and tomorrow will be even higher. the unusual phenomenon bringing the king of tides. >> it is cold out there, bill martin is tracking the temperatures along with more wet weather. he's back with his complete bay area forecast. >> a music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this
KICU
Dec 28, 2012 11:30pm PST
on u.s. reaction. the state department announced that they deeply regret the announcement. >>> crisis averted for now. a potentially crippling port strike is put on hold. what the two sides agree to today and how long it will last. >>> i'm still tracking some rain across parts of the bay area. coming up where the heaviest rain is >>> the u.s. senate approved $16 million in aid to victims of hurricane sandy. republicans said the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects and tried to institute a measure with half the funding. the bill now moves to the house of representatives who reconvenes on sunday. there's no word if the bill will be considered before the current house session ends. >>> for the second time a man has been killed in new york after someone pushed him in front of an oncoming train. it happened late last night in a station in queens. now police are looking for a woman who witnesses say was sitting on a bench before shoving the 46-year-old man on to a track. witnesses say the two had no contract prior to the incident. >>> in singapore, an indian woman died t
KICU
Dec 10, 2012 11:30pm PST
is decreasing in the u.s. with a 20.7% drop in california last year. but california has the highest amount of homeless. about 20.7% are in california. 33,000 californians are chronically homeless and 16,000 are veterans. >>> san francisco landlords may soon have to give potential tenants a list of units where smoking is allowed. a board of supervisors committee approved the legislation today and sent it to the full board for consideration. it's aimed at cutting down on disputes between neighbors about secondhand smoke. the committee also voted in favor of banning smoking at certain street fairs and festivals. >>> the pittsburgh planning commission is scheduled to consider whether to implement a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city -- the pittsburg planning commission is scheduled to consider whether to implement a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. >>> and what we will see late tonight is valley fog showing up in the inland bay valleys. not as much as you might expect. there's enough wind out there enough mixing that it won't be too widespre
KICU
Dec 6, 2012 11:30pm PST
to consider that idea. >> the 2012 u.s. presidential race set a new record in campaign spending. finance filings released today show the cost of the race surpassed $2 billion. they include almost $86 million by republican presidential nominee mitt romney in the final weeks of the election. that final paoás -- boost posted the campaign total to a record high. >>> the network grew from july to september. that's a 2.7% increase to $64.8 trillion. network is still prerecession peak. a good reason why the reserve will provide better economic stimulus. >>> tonight she is accused of taking advantage of a woman in her care. ktvu's patti lee tells us who finally cracked the case for an elderly victim unable to fend for herself. >> reporter: 49-year-old marianita capra managed marin terrance that is until yesterday when police arrested her. >> we determined there was some odd financial transactions taking place and began investigation to see if there was criminal activity. >> reporter: capra targeted an 83-year-old woman who had no family but did have a financial advisor who reported a strange n
KICU
Dec 24, 2012 11:30pm PST
. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have been done to save him. >>> we have new video tonight of a police chase that ended with a crash in oakland. officers spotted a stolen vehicle in san leandro late this afternoon. police chased the car to 105th avenue in oakland. that's where the car crashed into other vehicles including a police cruiser. two suspects ran from the scene police later caught them and arrested them, one suspect had minor injuries. no one else was hurt. >>> vallejo police are looking for the driver who hit a pe -- a pedestrian then took off hitting a man leaving him at the scene. he receive add head injury and was hospitalized. witnesses say the suspect was racing down the street. the car is described as a black honda civic with front end damage. >>>
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